Bangladesh and Myanmar: language needs across borders

The Rohingya are marginalized in Myanmar society, as reflected in their lack of legal status and recognition as citizens. Across the border in Bangladesh, they are also unable to participate fully in society due to their lack of legal status and recognition as refugees. In both contexts, language barriers reinforce that exclusion. In March 2019, […]

The language lesson: What we’ve learned about communicating with Rohingya refugees

Rohingya refugees have a right to information and two-way communication in their own language, in a format they understand, and through channels they prefer and trust. In the past year, access to information has improved in the Rohingya refugee response as a result of an increased humanitarian focus on communicating with communities. Yet language barriers […]